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These Are The Top 10 Baby Names Of The 1960s. Did Yours Make The Cut?

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5. Robert & Kimberly

Robert, Rob or Bob comes from a Celtic language and it means "bright flame."

Kimberly originates from Old English and is derived from a place called Kimberley in Norfolk, England. The name's meaning comes from Cyneburg which means "royal fortress," and leah which means "woodland" or "clearing. Its first known spelling was "Chineburlai."

4. James & Karen

Meaning "one who follows" in Hebrew, James was the top name for boys born in the 1950s, but it dropped down to #4 in the 1960s.

Karen is a Danish form of the name Katherine, which means "pure."

3. John & Susan

Great Inspire

Both of these Hebrew-derived names were the 4th most popular monikers in the previous decade, and their popularity didn't falter in the 60s.

John, also a Biblical name, means "Jehovah is gracious" and Susan means "lily."

2. David & Mary

David means "beloved" in Hebrew, and was the name of one of the greatest rulers of Israel.

Still one of the most popular names for girls, Mary means "bitter" in Hebrew, but most parents pick the name because of the Biblical figure.

1. Michael & Lisa

Michael is the name of the only archangel mentioned in the Bible. In Hebrew, the name means "who is like God?" or "gift from God."

Unlike Michael, Lisa didn't make the top 10 in the previous decade, but it took the number 1 spot in the 1960s. It is a short form of Elizabeth. Derived from Ancient Greek, it means "My God is an oath" or "My God is abundance."

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